50 Years Ago: The Burglary That Exposed COINTELPRO

50 years ago, activists staged a stunning act of defiance. They broke into an FBI office and exposed the secret Counterintelligence Program.

From colonialism to Covid: The rise of anti-Asian violence

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise around the world. The Pulitzer-winning author reflects on his own experiences as a...

The MLK Speech We Need Today Is Not the One We Remember Most

“Beyond Vietnam” is a much more dangerous and disturbing speech, which is why far fewer Americans have heard of it.

National Reading of Dr. King’s Speech “Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence”

An inspiring program with panel discussion, offering perspectives about the relevance of Dr. King’s speech to peace and justice work today.

Communing with Dr. King on the Anniversary of his Beyond Vietnam Speech

A critical appreciation of (the end) of Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech. Attend the April 4th national reading online.

Podcast (VN-E40): “We started to unite” – Cleve Andrew Pulley

“We didn’t renounce our constitutional rights simply because we were soldiers” – Andrew Pulley, “Fort Jackson 8” anti-war GI defendant.

Toward an honest commemoration of the American War in Vietnam

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“Family” by Teresa Mei Chuc

“Family” by Teresa Mei Chuc

After the war in Vietnam, boat refugees. When they woke up in the morning, all that was left was the skeleton.

The Full Disclosure campaign is a Veterans For Peace effort to speak truth to power and keep alive the antiwar perspective on the American war in Viet Nam — with a series of 50th anniversary events now occurring. It represents a clear alternative to the Pentagon’s current efforts to sanitize and mythologize the Vietnam war and to thereby legitimize further unnecessary and destructive wars.

50 Years of GI Resistance, In and Out of Uniform

2019 is the year that we acknowledge and honor the courage, sacrifice, and moral strength of those who resisted.

Original Podcasts

Produced by Courage to Resist in collaboration with the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.

On the Burns/Novick PBS Documentary

Critical responses to the 10-part PBS series by Ken Burns, The Vietnam War (2018)

Philip Jones Griffith's Viet Nam

Highly recommended photo exhibit available to local community arts centers, galleries and schools.

Upcoming Events

“All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory.”

— Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

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Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying The Price For Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson

Paying the Price… Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government’s defiance of international law through waging...

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans for Peace Statement Opposing US Bombing of Iraq and Syria

Veterans know from first hand experience that you cannot bomb your way to peace. More bombing will ultimately mean more division, bloodshed, recruitment for extremist organizations, and a continual cycle of violent intervention. Veterans for Peace September 23, 2014 -...

Memorial Day 2019

Memorial Day 2019

PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL (THE WALL)   When then-president Barack Obama announced his government was willing to spend $63 million on a series of commemorations of the American War in Viet Nam stretching over a decade, we in Veterans...

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Second Volume of “Letters to the Wall” Now Available

Order via lulu.com The second volume has been put to print and will soon be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.  We have added a few new touches for this collection of letters delivered to The Wall in 2017 and 2018 — for one, we have provided detailed...